(Contract) Clinical Trial Associate Clinical Operations, COVID Programs

Cambridge, MA
Jun 23, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Role:
The Clinical Trial Associate (CTA) provides clinical trial coordination support to Project Teams for assigned clinical trial(s).  This support includes tracking a wide range of key operational activities and maintenance of essential study documentation, including the electronic Trial Master File (eTMF). This position will work with internal team members and with external vendors and CROs.  The position reports to the Clinical Operations Head in the assigned Therapeutic Area and will work cross-functionally and collaboratively to support clinical operations activities.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Assist the Clinical Operations Lead(s) (COL) and/or Clinical Trial Manager(s) (CTM) in the day-to-day operational activities of assigned trials to ensure study objectives and timelines are met with quality, in compliance with applicable SOPs and regulatory guidelines

  • Maintain clinical trial files (including eTMF), project processes, tracking systems, and other utilized study or departmental systems

  • Liaise with Clinical Sample Management for the tracking and coordination of biomarker testing with 3rd party labs

  • Collaborate with Clinical Data Management and Digital Informatics to ensure timely training and access to Moderna systems (e.g., EDC, IWRS, ePRO, eTMF) for external stakeholders (e.g., CRO and Clinical Site Staff)

  • Coordinate Project Team and departmental meetings, including associated documentation

  • Assist with vendor / clinical site agreements, budgets and reconciliation / tracking of purchase orders and invoices for assigned trials

  • Develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with key stakeholders within Moderna, its CROs, and clinical sites

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:

  • At least 2 years of experience in a clinical research environment

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science-based discipline preferred

  • Basic understanding of drug development, including familiarity with FDA and ICH GCP guidelines to ensure the appropriate conduct of clinical studies

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Willingness to learn, able to take direction and ability to manage multiple tasks

  • Self-motivated and comfortable with shifting priorities and change in a small company environment

Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

About Moderna

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit www.modernatx.com.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.